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The Nightingale (2019)

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In Theaters: August 2, 2019

On DVD/Blu-ray: February 4, 2020

R | Drama, Thriller | 2h 15m

The Nightingale (2019)

In 1825 Tasmania, Clare (Aisling Franciosi), a 21-year-old Irish convict, has just finished serving a seven-year sentence in the island's penal colony for a petty crime she committed as a young teenager. However, a British army officer named Hawkins (Sam Claflin) refuses to sign her release papers and rapes her when she asks for her freedom.

When Clare's husband Aidan (Michael Sheasby), a fellow convict whom she married while incarcerated, makes a plea for her freedom, Hawkins murders both Aidan and their baby, before leaving for the distant town of Launceston, where he's up for a promotion. Clare hires Aboriginal tracker Billy (Baykali Ganambarr) to take her through the wilderness of the Tasmanian jungle to seek revenge on the man who murdered her family.

Cast: Sam Claflin, Aisling Franciosi, Damon Herriman, Charlie Shotwell, Ewen Leslie
Director: Jennifer Kent
Studio: IFC Films
Producer(s): Bruna Papandrea, Kristina Ceyton, Steve Hutensky
Writer(s): Jennifer Kent